Twitter To The Rescue

Twitter To The Rescue

When anyone asks what my favorite social platform is (outside of Medium, of course!), I answer with Twitter. Sure, Twitter has received its fair share of bad press lately, but it’s still my favorite for connecting directly with people. As writers, it’s also a fantastic tool for connecting with and building an audience. I also…

It’s Time to Verify the Internet

It’s Time to Verify the Internet

Harmful language, violent rhetoric, and misinformation are all too common on social media websites. A 2018 study by the Anti-Defamation League asserted 53% of Americans experienced online harassment or hate speech. As violent rhetoric fueled the insurrection at the United States Capitol earlier this month, that percentage is likely higher today. Social media companies and…

How I Write From Home

How I Write From Home

In February, an estimated 3.4 million Americans were working from home. While currently impossible to determine, the number of people working remotely is likely much higher today. Management of The Writing Cooperative and everything I publish is written from home. Being a professional freelance writer requires investing in yourself. Small investments, like a quality website…

In the Dark

In the Dark

When the power first went out and didn’t immediately come back on, I knew there was a problem. After a few moments sitting in the dark, I loaded Twitter to determine what happened. Exploring tweets within a few miles of my house, the trending topic was clear: everyone was out of power. After exploring all…

Get Off The Internet

Get Off The Internet

“Card games, now that’s a good way to pass the time.” An older woman observes my group of fifteen high school students huddled in circles playing games. We’ve just spent a week in the Dominican Republic and are enjoying a layover in the Miami airport before our final flight home. Throughout the week, card games…

Tweetbot vs. Twitterriffic

Tweetbot vs. Twitterriffic

Battle of Twitter’s Third-Party Apps Last week, Twitter announced the end of supporting Twitter for Mac. In response, Twitterriffic, a popular third-party application, immediately reduced the price of their Mac app to $7.99. Owning both Twitterriffic and Tweetbot, their main competitor for iOS, I decided to spend the weekend comparing both apps to determine which…

CNN Ruined Twitter

CNN Ruined Twitter

Twitter was the Wild West when it launched. The lack of product definition meant anything was possible. Brands had not yet invaded, nor had celebrities, or other marketers. Everything was fresh and new. A year after I joined Twitter, it’s stitching began to fray. CNN acquired the @CNNBRK account from a London-based user in 2009….